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Queens Home Team Awarded Top Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II for Most Units Sold in 2014!
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The Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty, led by George & Abigail Herrera, were recently honored at the Keller Williams Realty Landmark II awards ceremony in Astoria, NY. Out of 160 Agents, Q...
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as ObamaCare)
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Author; Donna Stefans Re:Obamacare The Health insurance reporting requirements on the 2014 tax return are a bit complicated. If you and your family were covered by an employer health care plan for ...
A Different Slant on Class-Based Hiring Discrimination
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Most employers are familiar with the pitfalls of discriminating against applicants in protected classes under Civil Rights laws. For the most part, African Americans, Hispan...
← How Do 2015 Minimum Wage Increases Affect NY Restaurants? Are Employers Free from Liability When Using Staffing Agencies to Terminate Employees?
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Companies often find that staffing agencies are valuable resources for helping them fill temporary or permanent positions and for handling human resources issues. However, recently, an outside staf...
How Do 2015 Minimum Wage Increases Affect NY Restaurants?
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Minimum wage increases took effect on December 31, 2014, raising the New York minimum wage from $8.00 to $8.75 per hour for employees who work based on hourly wages. By the ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JANUARY 2015
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January 2014 Queens NY Market Update  The pace of existing home sales increased in December, but remained below that in the same month of the previous year. Home prices declined as we moved in to t...
Negligence of Oregon Hospital Led to Wrongful Death of Patient
Jan 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:  Mark H. Sackstein, Esq. All it takes is one small mistake for a disaster to occur. No matter how much research is done when choosing a hospital, it is impossible to predict a situation suc...
Matching Workouts With the Results You Want
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I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard friends complain about not getting the results they want, despite how much energy they’re putting into their workout.  People who want bigger muscles go t...
How Do 2015 Minimum Wage Increases Affect NY Restaurants?
Jan 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen Hans Minimum wage increases took effect on December 31, 2014, raising the New York minimum wage from $8.00 to $8.75 per hour for employees who work based on hourly wages. By the way...
Immersed in ancient times; the performance of Aida at the Metropolitan Opera. A review.
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   Imagine being immersed in an ancient world, with colossal stone columns, palaces and images of deities, a marvelous music surrounding you and, thank God, no ce...

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Empty Chairs releases their debut album
Q&A with the band and a look into Caveat Emptor
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Building Pictures: from Ireland to Brooklyn
Q&A with lead singer and band founder John Gribbin
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Climbing the progressive ladder of jazz
A Q&A with Carl Bartlett, Jr. about the saxophone and his personal inspiration
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New York Funk Exchange release a new album
Q&A with lead singer Serena Fortier about the nine-piece band
Oct 30, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 249 249 recommendations | email to a friend
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5 Napkin serves up a burger worthy of October
In the spirit of October, 5 Napkin Burger has unveiled their “Oktoberfest” burger featuring a beef knockwurst patty, muenster cheese, black label bacon and mustard onions on a pretzel roll. The pat...
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One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest performance On Stage at Kingsborough
Dale Wasserman’s rendition of Ken Kesey’s 1962 psychiatric thriller novel,” One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest,” is getting a unique look at On Stage at Kingsborough next week, on October 26 at 8 p.m....
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Singer/Songwriter Eliza Moore makes a stop in NYC
Eliza Moore calls Canada her home, but whenever she tours, she says there is really no other place to perform like New York City. While touring on her new EP Everything to Me, Moore has made stops ...
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Q&A with vocalist and songwriter Kristin Hoffmann
New York native discusses her new album and her road to success
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 236 236 recommendations | email to a friend
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Artwork builds community ties
Thousands flock to the 17th Annual DUMBO Art Festival
Oct 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 230 230 recommendations | email to a friend
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Everybody Loves Richard
Q&A with Richard Romano about The Investigator and his search for the existence of Jesus Christ
Sep 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 229 229 recommendations | email to a friend
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Comedy Legend Robert Klein Comes to Queens
The Queens Theatre is kicking off a comedy series, so it would stand to reason that their first comedian would be someone who loves it here - comedy legend Robert Klein. "If you love New York," Kle...
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The Bushwick Hotel is more than just music
Local rock band discusses their art and making a name in the borough
Sep 20, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 206 206 recommendations | email to a friend
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Songwriter starts a new band in Brooklyn
Baltimore native Mike McFadden discusses Animal Years
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Q&A with Brooklyn-based rocker Marco Argiro
New album touches on love, loss and the importance of family
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Newcomer to the Brooklyn electronic music scene
A look into the life of producer & songwriter Robert Lux
Aug 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 264 264 recommendations | email to a friend
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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi delivers a statement at the Elysee Palace in ParisBy Maggie Fick and Yusri Mohamed CAIRO/ISMAILIA (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi cut short a visit to Ethiopia for an African Union summit on Friday after Islamic State's Egyptian wing claimed the killing of at least 30 soldiers and police officers in the Sinai Peninsula. The four separate attacks on security forces in North Sinai on Thursday night were among the bloodiest in years and the first significant assault in the region since the most active Sinai militant group swore allegiance to IS in November. Militant attacks in Sinai, while far from Cairo and tourist attractions, has crimped government efforts to project an image of stability to woo back foreign investors and tourists driven away by frequent political violence since a popular uprising four years ago that overthrew veteran autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Sisi left Addis Ababa after meeting with the Ethiopian premier following the AU summit's opening session, an Egyptian official there told Reuters.


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People shop for food in a narrow street of Rabat's MedinaRecord harvests and falling oil prices have helped to push food prices to a four-year low, improving the affordability of food in nearly three quarters of countries surveyed, according to data from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The new Global Food Security Index shows that world food prices dropped 2.8 percent between September and November, 2014. Global food prices fell across all commodities except cereals, with the most dramatic declines in dairy and sugar prices, according to UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).


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Qatar Finance Minister Ali Sheriff Al Emadi, poses for a photo in Times Square after ringing the opening bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)U.S. stocks drifted lower in early trading Friday as investors sized up the latest batch of corporate earnings. They also digested data showing the U.S. economy slowed in the final quarter of last year even as wage growth improved.


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